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Self Is Gone

by Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

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Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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1. Forth Aye
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2. Tunjito
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3. Singapore
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4. The Arrival
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5. The Time Is Now
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6. Why Is No One Happy
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7. Seansong
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8. The Man Who Adjusted Tonealities
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9. Welcome Home Sweet Prince
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10. Critters
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JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY

Pleased to announce the revolutionary jazz trio Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, featuring Brian Haas on piano, Reed Mathis on bass and Jason Smart on drums. Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jacob Fred's career has spanned over a decade, while a relentless touring schedule has earned them one of the youngest and most devout audiences in improvisational music.

Performing over 150 dates a year, the road has allowed the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey to evolve organically, while focusing their ability to improvise as a unit to near telepathic proportions. It's exactly this sensitivity to one another's playing that allows the bands compositions to flourish. The detailed improvisational nuances of songs like "Seansong," "The Arrival" and "Hover" could only be achieved through the band exploring the vast possibilities of the music night after night.

"There was a long process of evolution for these tunes," states bassist Reed Mathis. "We had the opportunity to play and refine them for almost two years, which gave them the time to reach their full potential as compositions."

Jacob Fred's clear and decisive decision to record and tour, played a major role in the band's evolution. New dynamics in sound presented themselves and were embraced wholeheartedly. They'd always been revered for utilizing the bass in modern and innovative ways, driven by Mathis's violin-esque bass renderings, soar majestically, while spirals madly between gravity and space, balanced perfectly between Haas and Smart's insistent rhythm.

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is the sound of three fearless musicians in constant pursuit of elevation.
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Practical.org says,

NOVEMBER 2004
 
Walking With Giants (Bonus Dvd) ~ Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
A monster jazz piano trio comes into its own

There's no Jacob or Fred, but it's jazzy, odd, and we're certainly at sea. Staking their claim as the most extroverted, if not loudest, working jazz piano trio, JFJO has released a remarkable disc. I read somewhere that these guys do over 150 live gigs a year. Well, lemme tell ya something: it's paid off. Big time.

Not only do these risk-taking, demonstrative musicians serve up a tasty gumbo of hard-swinging rockish post-bop, they also seem so absolutely locked into each other as to appear either psychic or demented. Or both. Yet with all the swirling, mind-boggling trick-rhythms, all the weird effects Reed Mathis achieves with his bass octave pedal (sounding like a cross between clarinet, fuzz-tone e-guitar, and electric viola), all Jason Smart's controlled-violence kit bashing, there's a melodic underpinning that situates the proceedings in very listener-friendly, if somewhat alien, territory.

Hipper than MMW, louder than The Bad Plus, wider-ranging than just about any other jazz piano trio, these guys have taken some giant steps to the forefront of modern jazz trio music. Check 'em out.


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While best appreciated live, late at night in a smoky, dimly lit venue, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey delivers an excellent recording of their signature keyboard-heavy free jazz style. With towering shadows of acid jazz, jam band style rock and long-winded improv, JFJO weaves in the influences of John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk and Medeski Martin and Wood. With only keyboards, guitar and drums, this trio puts out one hell of a sound from chaotic, psychotic, spazzed out panic attacks to funky, groovy, sassy tangents. If you haven't already, without a doubt, check them out.

Justin Tyme

Elevation vibration
Variable interactions stimulate receptors and efectors.Logical constucts are deconstructed.Synapsees modifications assure positive integration.

Greg

That's not a guitar - it's a bass
Reed Mathis plays a crazy distorted bass with lots of effects. It sounds like a guitar much of the time, but it is a bass. Seeing him (and Haas) play is truly unforgetable.

Josh

Uh
Uh the bass is a guitar

James

Funny
Their bassist was trippin when i saw them in Denton. Very eerie at times. wierd sounds that you might not understand at first but give em a shot cause they always bring it back togather at the end